Whether you’ve been cruising for twenty years or you are experiencing Cruisin’ the Coast for the first time, there’s no way you can attend all of the festivities. Here are a few Cruisin’ events that you definitely don’t want to miss.


Make time to check out Cruise Central

Cruise Central is where cruisers go to register, but if you are a spectator be sure to head to Centennial Plaza to experience the commotion. At Cruise Central, you’ll not only find registration, but also featured cars, entertainment and so much more.


P.S.—The entertainment here ends at 5p.m. After that, this area clears out, so be sure to experience this earlier in the day.


Don’t skip Monday!

Many people go to Cruisin’ on the weekend, but do not miss Monday’s festivities. Many seasoned Cruisers say Monday is their favorite day of the eight-day event. One of the main reasons of Monday being a favorite is because of the parade in Long Beach. Registered cruisers parade, and hundreds gather around to watch. After the parade, the party continues at Long Beach Harbor with the Tip Tops.  


Nightly entertainment

The party continues through the night all week during Cruisin’ the Coast. Once the streets start to clear, cruisers head to the Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos to continue the night with live entertainment. Throughout the week, you can catch performers such as Cheech and Chong at IP Casino and the Beach Boys at the Beau Rivage. Check out the full list of entertainment here.


Head to Moss Point

The Cruisin’ festivities in Moss Point are brand new this year. Known for its ecotourism and abundant natural resources, Moss Point will host “Cruisin The River City” on Tuesday at 10a.m. This riverfront event will feature live music, kayak rentals, a tour of the Pascagoula River Audubon Center and more. The addition of this new event makes Cruisin’ cover the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast. From Moss Point to Bay St. Louis, you’ll find cruisers everywhere!


Stop by the MS Coast Coliseum

The Vicari Auto Auction and the Swap Meet both occur at the Coliseum in Biloxi. At the Vicari Auction, you can scope out and bid on your dream classic car. The Swap Meet is the place to go to grab some gear of your own for your car or to browse the offerings from all of the Cruisin’ vendors.    


20th Anniversary Party

Because this year is the 20th Anniversary of Cruisin’ the Coast, the festival is ending with a huge celebration party at Harrah’s Great Lawn. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will be performing, and the night will conclude with a fireworks show! I have a feeling this will be a night you don’t want to miss.


Click here for the full schedule of Cruisin’ the Coast events along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.